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Grants Finance Manager

Location:Baltimore, MD
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Exempt
Benefits:Excellent Benefit Package Offered
Employment Type:Full Time
Office:Baltimore
Description:

If you are passionate about transforming communities with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you!

Reporting to the Director for Grants Finance, the Grants Finance Manager will support and manage the financial aspects of budgeting, reporting and financial modeling of all program financial aspects. This role will be the primary finance department contact for LIRS program managers and will support and supervise the Grants financial analyst to ensure sub-grantees are properly managed.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is a national faith-based organization with an 80-year history, a budget of approximately $58 million per year, and 80 headquarters staff.

For several decades the organization has received the vast majority of its funding from the federal government and has developed a widely-recognized expertise in implementing federal programs on behalf of refugees and migrants living in the United States. Working with and through partners across the country, LIRS resettles refugees, reunites children with their families or provides loving homes for them, conducts policy advocacy, and pursues humanitarian alternatives to the immigration detention system.

Headquartered in the beautiful Inner Harbor of downtown Baltimore we provide services nationwide through a network of affiliates. We offer flexible work hours, excellent benefits to include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, professional development funds, and a 403(b) with organizational match.

 

Duties:
Responsibilities/Tasks
  • Maintain an effective tracking system of programs and affiliate financial activity; receive and process monthly reimbursement requests from affiliates; analyze affiliate monthly data by preparing forecasts and reviewing spending patterns; prepare financial reports and drawdowns for Federal awards.
  • Maintain award financial reporting calendar and preparing financial reports; provide current financial information to relevant program managers; provide analysis that would facilitate their management of the program and the optimization of the award.
  • Review accounting transactions to ensure proper coding of transactions based on the grant agreement and in accordance with LIRS's accounting system requirement.
  • Complete monthly reconciliations of all general ledger accounts related to a specific grant or cooperative agreement. Reconcile all accounts for year-end close. Prepare routine month-end accruals for Federal awards.
  • Responsible for hiring, supervision, and management of Financial Analyst.
  • Review and reconcile affiliate annual audited financial statements. Resolve all issues before LIRS' A-133 is due. Work with affiliates to identify opportunities to improve financial operations via compliance and/or efficiencies. Assist with LIRS year-end close and A-133 audit.
  • Monitor actual to budget trends and work with program managers to identify and implement corrective action plans as needed. Monitor burn rates for affiliates and Federal programs.
  • Track and monitor labor (FTE) against approved budgets and respond to any variances with analysis and propositions for resolution or change.
  • Develop, maintain and present a monthly rolling forecast that reflects the best insights of both financial factors and program variables. Understand the primary variables driving program results and explain the consequences of risks posed by each variable.
  • Monitor affiliate "risk status" from a financial perspective. Make recommendations as appropriate.
  • Support the preparation of the annual Federal program proposal budget submissions in a way that optimizes the opportunity for LIRS. Ensure the proposal has appropriate buy-in and approval from program management and is responsive to the guidelines of the RFP.
  • Identify opportunities to provide added value to affiliates by learning about their challenges and working with them to resolve their issues through one-on-one coaching, making connections between other affiliates, and/or providing or recommending appropriate training. Inform supervisor and program managers of relevant issues.
  • Support varied needs of the Accounting and Finance units by temporarily filling in for the absences of other team members or doing special projects as needed.
Qualifications:

Education/Experience

 

  • Undergraduate degree required in accounting, business administration, or finance required.
  • Five or more years in accounting with experience in non-profit accounting preferred.
  • Prior experience managing staff and/or overseeing the work of others in Finance required.
  • Solid computer-based accounting skills, including advanced proficiency in the use of spreadsheets and other financial software programs.
  • Knowledge, experience, and familiarity with federal compliance rules, regulations and standards associated with federal fund and non-profit accounting such as GAAP and OMB's Super Circular (2-CFR-200) required.
  • Experience in financial analysis, financial reporting, budget development, and forecasting preferred.
  • Knowledge of indirect rate application and allocation methodologies preferred.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to identify critical priorities and take initiative to respond in a flexible way to changing needs.
  • Superior mathematical, analytical, and technical skills. Highly organized, detail-oriented and motivated to remain current on a day-to-day basis.
  • Highly proficient in using general ledger software and spreadsheets.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with and commitment to working in a very diverse workforce.
  • Commitment to LIRS's core mission and values and an ability to model those values in relationship with colleagues, and partners; commitment to refugees and immigrants

 

 



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